Teddy Bridgewater is an American football quarterback who is a free agent.
Born and raised in Miami, Florida, he graduated from Miami Northwestern high school. Bridgewater went on to play college football at Louisville, leading the Cardinals to an upset victory over the Florida Gators in the 2013 Sugar Bowl. He was selected in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. During his second season, he led the Vikings to a NFC North division title and earned Pro Bowl honors. However, Bridgewater and the Vikings narrowly lost their 2015 Wild Card game to the Seattle Seahawks. Upon suffering a severe leg injury the following off-season, Bridgewater appeared in only one game over the next two years.
A free agent following the 2017 season, Bridgewater briefly joined the New York Jets during the 2018 season before signing with the New Orleans Saints in 2019. Serving as the Saints’ backup quarterback, he eventually served as the team’s starter in relief of Drew Brees. Following his time with the Saints, he was later the starting quarterback for the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos for one season each. Bridgewater joined the Dolphins in 2022 as a backup.